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JUST GOT MY 6950 2Gb Take A Look Any Suggestions?

post #1 of 18
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Hey i just got my Msi Radeon 6950 2Gb Today. I got the one with the red sides on it you can see from the picture. Let me know whats the highest yall have overclocked it or if even yall have unlocked this model?

I would like to uNlock or overclock which ever is better and safer.
I also would like to know how much of a performance boost will unlocking be will it be a few FPS Like 6 or more or Like 20 or 10 FPS BOOST?





    
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post #2 of 18
You can unlock and overclock both, doesn't need to be an either or
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post #3 of 18
nice mate , that is unlockable .. good to go champ , looks exactly like my card with an msi sticker lol .

i see youu bios switch =)

it performs better unlocked , get around 5-10fps increase .. then + your overclock .
    
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post #4 of 18
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ight anyone wana help me unlock it i dnt wana do nothing wrong rather follow yall steps from someone thats working... also on 3dmark 11 whats teh best settings to test your Card
    
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/899...ck-thread.html


These MSIs are pretty good cards btw, good chips, good overclockers.
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post #6 of 18
that looks very nice!
post #7 of 18
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THanx Bro well i just unlocked my card and i wana kno whats else do i do? Do i overclock it and what do i overclock it to and a safe i dnt want no crazy **** blowing my card lmao so any TiPZ
    
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post #8 of 18
So they still sell unlockables?
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post #9 of 18
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yea i just ordered it from newegg a msi card
    
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post #10 of 18
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Do yall think i should overclock it or leave it with the stock clocks of the 6970 880 by 1536?? will der be alot of difference in gaming ? i really dnt giva **** about benchmarking that much might see my score and then say ok.
    
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